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On 31, Dec 2014 | In | By Leigh

Nate Jones – Guitar and Vocals

Nate Jones is a young singer/songwriter who carves his folky, soulful sound from the same bedrock as Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Stephen Stills. Jones is a troubadour in the old-school tradition. A Cleveland native, he launched his music career while attending college in New Orleans. The town left its swampy mark on Jones, who became a regular performer at venues like Tipitina’s and Howlin’ Wolf Club, where he spiked his coffeehouse folk songs with soulful vocal melodies and intricate, funky fretwork on the acoustic guitar.

After growing his following with club dates across the country, he returned to Cleveland and teamed up with pop producer Dave Douglas (former drummer and founding member of the Grammy-nominated pop-punk band Relient K). Nate can also be booked with his full band, The Nate Jones Band.


    We had an exceptional experience with both Eric & Nate and highly recommend both of them!!!
    Throughout our planning process DJ Eric Smith was organized, communicative, professional, and easy to talk to. At our reception, he did an amazing job of keeping our dancefloor going late into the night (no one wanted to leave)!!! He also seamlessly managed our reception timeline and didn’t miss anything. We really appreciated that he could manage the crowd, help direct people at important moments, but also wasn’t over-powering or too aggressive with his presence.

    Eric (maybe Nate too?) set up sound for our outdoor ceremony & reception (everyone said they could hear us, even the people in the back)!! He was even ready & able to help us figure out a last minute iPad zoom streaming setup for our officiant (which fortunately we didn’t end up needing).

    Nate was also phenomenal as our ceremony musician. He was so easygoing, sweet, reliable and easy to get in touch with. And he is incredibly talented!! He was able to play every single song we wanted, including several that weren’t on his list. His singing & guitar playing impressed all of our guests, and were the absolutely perfect vibe for our ceremony in the woods. Thank you for everything!

    A & R
    Sep 11, 2021
    Camp Wise, Chardon, OH

    A perfect wedding weekend with CLE providing amazing music at every step!

    DJ Scott Jones played our wedding and quarterbacked the whole day for us. Scott held our hands throughout the planning process and helped us tackle many of the finer details of our wedding day. He helped with everything from coordinating between all of our musicians, laying out our run of show, helping out with our room layout and just general tips and tricks for wedding planning. He also made himself available to chat about any of our concerns, music related or otherwise, almost any day of the week when he wasn’t playing another event. I can say with full confidence we could not have pulled off our wedding day without Scott.

    We had Nate Jones on guitar for our rehearsal dinner and he played an incredible, wide range of music throughout the night and helped us set up sound for speeches. He was amazingly easy to work with and made sure to be fully set up at our venue in a tight timeline with no disruption to our event.

    At our wedding, Ginni Dickson provided the most beautiful music on the harp for our ceremony and Dave Kasper played sax throughout the night, with Ginni during the ceremony and with Scott during the reception. Guests were wowed by this unique combination!

    Lastly, we booked DJ London Bridges for our after party. He went above and beyond in keeping our party alive and having our guests jumping up and down into the early morning hours!

    Overall, I would give CLE an 11/10! Thank you Scott & team for making our weekend so incredibly special.

    Josh Housman & Zoe Baris
    Aug 22, 2021
    Shoreby Club / Marble Room

    Wonderful evening!

    Nate Jones hung out with us at the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and cocktail hour. Wow! He has an incredible voice and set a wonderful mood at both venues. Exactly what I was envisioning. Thanks so much!

    George and Sara Yakubek
    Aug 6, 2021
    Cle Tiki Barge and Lago


    Throughout the night I had so many guests asking “who is this band!?” “Where did you find them!?” The A Band kept our guests engaged, were extremely professional and made the overall atmosphere a party! I will continue to recommend them to anyone looking for a band for their event.
    Nate Jones also was absolutely perfect. I gave him specific songs and he nailed them. I was hiding in the back before walking down the aisle and I cried hearing one song, I didn’t even have to be in the room!

    Jessica Farris
    Aug 28, 2020
    Gervasi Vineyard

    Simply amazing

    Nate Jones was absolutely fantastic! We are so happy that we chose to have him play at our ceremony. Not only did he drive about 2 hours each way to get to our small farm ceremony, he was very accommodating to the fact that we didn’t have any electricity by finding a battery powered amp and microphones. I can’t say enough kind things about him. He’s so talented and the music was beautiful. It made our day even more special than it already was. I recommend him 1000%.

    Kelsey and Brianne Reiss
    Dec 7, 2019
    Private Residence

    Wonderful and Accommodating Musician for our Wedding

    From the initial phone conversation to the ceremony and reception music, Nate Jones was wonderful! Guests kept asking where we found such a great musician and were impressed by his ability to play music from different genres and decades in an accurate and beautiful way. We highly recommend Nate (and CMG) for any event!

    Lissa Domoracki and Darren Sweeney
    Jun 15, 2019
    Lantern Court at Holden Arboretum

    Great addition to the perfect wedding!

    Having Nate Jones and DJ AK was a perfect addition to our wedding day. Nate Jones was easily able to adapt to our ceremony music requests and learned songs that were special to our relationship. DJ AK was then able to seamlessly transition from the acoustic sound of Nate Jones, through the cocktail hour, dinner, and then knew how to get the party started on the dance floor! DJ AK took the time to get to know us as a couple and make sure the day was running smoothly. THANK YOU TO THEM BOTH!

    Madison Kelly & Charlie Busch
    Sep 7, 2018
    The Grand Barn at the Mohicans

    Truly Amazing

    We hired Nate Jones to perform at our ceremony and cocktail hour and he did not disappoint! He was amazing. His voice provided the perfect background for cocktail hour and we received numerous compliments throughout the night about his playing and music selection. Our night would not have been the same had it not been for Nate. Thank you so much for providing another great memory for us to add to our wedding!

    Matthew and Elizabeth Pratt
    Oct 28, 2017
    Club at Hillbrook

    Can’t Say Enough Good Things!

    I seriously can’t say enough good things about our experience with Cleveland Music Group. We contracted two groups – guitarist Nate Jones for our cocktail hour and DJ DC for our reception. Nate set the perfect tone for our evening. DJ DC followed and did not disappoint. The dance floor was packed the entire night, right up until the last song. In addition, DJ DC was amazing in terms of planning for the big day. We had a phone conversation where we reviewed how the big day would go. He was thorough and attentive, and he delivered! Plus, we provided CDs of the dinner and reception music. A perfect added touch. I would definitely recommend Cleveland Music Group to anyone!

    Mackenzie Smith and Bob Vecchione
    Aug 26, 2017
    The Union Club

    Cleveland Vault/Rock Hall of Fame Gig

    Tony Howard was a pleasure to work with. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and his selections were spot on. I gave him very little time to work and he came through in more ways than one.

    My corporate client was shocked by the quality and professionalism of the two artists we hired very last minute. Laura Varcho and her guys were the perfect musical accompaniment for our speakeasy themed event and went out of their way to match the theme and genre requests.

    Nate Jones braved the early May Cleveland cold to welcome our guests to the Rock N Hall of Fame. He arrived early and played beyond his contracted time because of shifting timelines. Great mix of classic and modern hits. I even caught him playing songs from OH heroes The Black Keys! Perfect combination of local flavor for such hallowed grounds.

    Brad Strouse
    Vault Cleveland/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Our Wedding Music

    Nate Jones and his backup singer Michelle played the most beautiful music at our wedding ceremony and reception! They added the perfect touch to the wedding and I haven’t stopped hearing compliments since! From Beatles to Calvin Harris, old, new, fast, and slow. They did it all (better than originals!) We loved the instrumental and vocals more than we could ever explain.

    Kristin and Rich Hanes
    Oct 16, 2015
    Cleveland Botanical Garden

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